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We’re Joined By Consumer Reports With Their View On YouTube TV

Consumer Reports joined Into Tomorrow this week to talk to us about YouTube TV:

Are you dreaming of one day cutting the cord and getting rid of your cable or satellite service? YouTube TV might be a compelling alternative, so says Consumer Reports. Their electronics spokesman James McQueen is here with a first-look review.

When we first heard about YouTube TV, we thought it held a lot of promise. And now that we’ve had a chance to play around with the new $35-a-month, cable-like TV service, we feel it’s off to a great start. But there are a few issues to address before YouTube TV becomes a truly compelling viewing option.

The biggest limitation right now is that YouTube TV is available in only five metro areas: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Support for the service is also light. You can’t access it from some of the most popular streaming player platforms, for example, including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku.

Finally, there are some notable content holes involving cable channels available on other streaming services. Issues like those are common to new streaming services, and YouTube says it’s working on all of them.

On the plus side, YouTube TV has a great cloud DVR and the best assortment of local channels we’ve seen, at least in the five markets where it’s currently available.

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For Into Tomorrow, James McQueen – Consumer Reports

Dave shared an app he’s been playing with:

Here’s an App I have been using for years! No matter which manufacturer made your Android device, it will always come with a default keyboard. While a lot of companies have made strides in making their keyboard more customizable and accessible, they are still far behind what SwiftKey has achieved. This is one of the best keyboards out there not only for new Android users but also for veterans of the Android OS.

There are tons of customization options available with SwiftKey and you can even change how the keys are spaced. From changing themes to customizing how you type, SwiftKey gives you a lot of freedom. Will it be confusing for new users? Absolutely not, all the options are tucked safely behind the option menu so right off the bat you’ll be getting a streamlined experience without any hurdles. What if you don’t want to type on a virtual keyboard? Well you don’t have to press any keys, you can simply swipe your finger from key to key to get your message across.  SwiftKey is FREE

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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